Open Research at the University of Bristol

Open research is a broad range of practices which, when combined, makes research more accessible, transparent, reproducible, and visible.

Open research incorporates many practices, not all of which are applicable to every discipline, but it has at its core:

All of these practices support the transparency of research, add to the quality and robustness of research outputs, and promote research integrity. They demonstrate that research conducted at the University is of the highest quality, and that its researchers use best practice when undertaking research. You can read more on open research practices at UKRI's Open Research webpage, and Wellcome's Open Research webpage.

The UK Reproducibility Network provides peer-led perspectives and a set of primers on open research practices. The joint Library/UK Reproducibility Network Open Research Prize 2021 case studies offer practical examples of how local initiatives can showcase the breadth of open research practices across our Schools and Faculties.

The University’s commitment to open research is underpinned by our institutional policies for Open Access, and Research Data Management and Open Data.


The Library and Open Research Support

The Library's Research Support Team provides training, advice and support on gold and green open access publishing, including depositing accepted manuscripts in PURE, the University’s institutional repository, and its public-facing portal, Explore Bristol Research.

Within this team, a dedicated Research Data Service provides researchers with training, advice and support on how to plan, manage and share research data through data.bris, the University’s Research Data Repository.

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